Carmarthen Town AFC
JD Welsh Cup
|26.01.19 | 2:30pm|
This Saturday will see Connah's Quay Nomads travel to Richmond Park to face Carmarthen Town in the fourth round of the JD Welsh Cup.
It is just over two weeks since our last outing at Richmond Park which saw a frustrating end to a game largely dominated by The Nomads, however two goals in the dying embers of the game saw Carmarthen overturn a 2-1 scoreline to come out 3-2 victors and move The Nomads outside of the top two of the JD Welsh Premier League for the first time all season.
Since then, both sides have had time off to reflect on the First Phase as well as that final fixture and ahead of the game, Andy Morrison spoke of the rest period, saying; "With European football for the last six years personally, you look forward to any small break you get so that the players and staff can switch off mentally for a few days.
I say mentally as there is no way that players can need a physical rest, for me modern sports science can allow the players' minds to be soft if they choose to listen to it. The mind will give up and send out distress signals 40% into where the body is capable of going - Google the Marathon Monks of Tibet!"
Morrison continued, saying; "The break was a welcome opportunity to relax - Jay, Craig and myself took the opportunity to go and watch a number of games - I headed to Edinburgh City and was very impressed with everything about the young, forward-thinking football club - we certainly have our work cut out for us on February 16th.
We've trained well this week and look forward to the next game where we face a difficult game in defending the Welsh Cup against Carmarthen who beat us last time out - we will have to improve on that performance if we are to get the result we are looking for."
The Nomads qualified from round three with an extra time 4-2 victory over Guilsfield, while Carmarthen defeaed Goyre United 3-0 back in early December.
The game kicks off at Richmond Park at 2:30pm on Saturday and will be covered on our Twitter account as always.